"The Roman Towers - Coptic Cairo" Coptic Cairo - Fortress of Babylon Tip by call_me_rhia

  the roman towers
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The Roman Towers are two twin towers, circular in shape, that once used to be the western entrance to the Roman "Babylon" Fort. One of the towers is badly damaged, but the other is basically intact, and part of Bar Girgis church is built on top of it.

The towers, a long time ago, used to stand by the river Nile - but there's no river to be seen now, as its course has changed. They did not only act as towers, but also as an important river port. They were built in AD 98

Address: Old Cairo
Directions: opposite mar girgis underground station
Website: http://www.touregypt.net

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  • Written Mar 21, 2005
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